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President John Peters and his granddaughter watch the video in his honor during Monday’s farewell reception.
Hundreds of faculty, staff, students and community members gathered near Northern Illinois University’s East Lagoon Monday afternoon to celebrate the presidency of John G. Peters.
Mike Madigan
The Illinois House Personnel and Pensions Committee passed a pension reform plan put forth by Speaker Michael J. Madigan by a 9-1 vote, clearing the way for the pension reform bill to be called before the full House today. Madigan’s plan calls for employees to pay 2 percent more of salary toward their retirement plans....
Rhonda Robinson
A retirement party for Rhonda Robinson, Distinguished Teaching Professor in the College of Education’s Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment, is planned from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in the lobby of Cole Hall. Robinson, who came to NIU in 1980, is retiring after having enjoyed more than 30 years of “the...
State Pension & Budget Update
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan filed an amendment to a comprehensive pension-reform package passed by the Senate last month that caps the salary on which a pension can be based and limits annual cost-of-living increases. The House Personnel & Pensions Committee is scheduled to consider the legislation at an 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, meeting. The...
Mary E. Pritchard
Mary Pritchard, associate dean of the NIU College of Health and Human Sciences, is retiring this spring after 35 years at the university. Pritchard offered these remarks Tuesday, April 23, at the annual Faculty and SPS Service Recognition Luncheon. As I prepare for my retirement in May, I am cleaning out my office. This involves reducing...
Mary E. Pritchard
A retirement party is planned from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, for Mary Pritchard. Pritchard, associate dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences since 2003, joined the NIU faculty in 1984. She became chair of the School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences in 1992 and held that job 10 years....
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In Springfield … Last week was the deadline for bills to get out of committees in their chamber of origin, so most of the action occurred in the various committees. However, there were some significant movements on various bills related to pension reform. SB 1, sponsored by Senate President John Cullerton, as amended, is not the...
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A downstate judge ruled Tuesday that health care for retired state workers is not constitutionally guaranteed. A long-standing benefit had allowed retirees with 20 or more years of service to retire with full health insurance coverage (for themselves, but not dependents) without paying premiums. A series of lawsuits filed in Sangamon County sought to preserve...
'Road to Retirement' highway sign
A group of Illinois university professors and administrators has released a plan to reform the retirement system for university employees. An Institute of Government and Public Affairs proposal released Monday recommends letting workers trade a portion of their guaranteed benefits for a lump-sum payment which would go into a self-managed retirement account. “Consideration of a...
In Washington, D.C. … Congress begins a five-week Summer Recess. Prior to adjourning, Congressional leaders and the White House agreed to a bi-partisan deal that will keep the government funded for six months, through March 31, 2013, at a level consistent with the 2013 level ($1.047 trillion) set forth in the Budget Control Act passed...
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In Washington, D.C. … Officials of the U.S. Department of Education today unveiled the Obama administration’s college financial aid “shopping sheet,” which was developed jointly with the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The shopping sheet, while allowing individual institutions to provide customized information, provides a number of common elements regarding a student’s financial aid...
Steve Cunningham, vice president for Administration and Human Resources, presents Pat Siebrasse with the first “Patricia S. Siebrasse Administrative Professionals Award for Excellence.” Her beloved chair is on the left.
A marble-based pen holder sits atop the southwest corner of office manager Pat Siebrasse’s L-shaped desk inside the administrative suite of the School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences. The pen is encircled by, of all things, a small Slinky. The attached plaque indicates that she received the ornament in honor of her 10th anniversary...
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